World's Finest Comics #85

DC Comics

United States

Published
November-December 1956
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/13167

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor-in-chief)
Jack Schiff (managing editor)
Murray Boltinoff (associate editor)
George Kashdan (associate editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Super-Rivals! (Superman and Batman and Robin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Princess Varina

Credits

Pencils
Dick Sprang ?
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #80 ([February 1957])
The Super-Rivals

Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Super-Rivals (Superman and Batman and Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and Batman and Robin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Vicki Vale; Lois Lane; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Princess Varina; Count Zitu; Perry White; Commissioner Gordon; Captain Stefan; Pete Kaney's Mob

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang ?
Jim Mooney ? (see notes)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Pat Gordon

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #80 ([February 1957])
The Super-Rivals
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #80 ([February 1957])
 
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (KGM, 1952 series) #80 (May 1957)
The Super-Rivals
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #188 (October 1969)
The Super-Rivals
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #188 (October 1969)
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #27 ([November 1973?])
The Super-Rivals
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #27 ([November 1973?])
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([October] 2007)
The Super-Rivals

Synopsis

When Princess Varina comes to America, Batman and Superman seem to both have fallen in love with her and fight for her attention.

Notes

Possible Mooney pencils per Nick Caputo. Klein/Reed credit Sprang only. Craig Delich credited Curt Swan on splash page art but Nick Caputo sees no sign of his input.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (ANRA, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
ANRA, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Why the long face, Jerry?"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor; teen

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. The Frontier Destroyer (Tomahawk) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Historical; western-frontier

Credits

Art
Fred Ray
Letters
Pat Gordon
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Who do you think you're talking to?"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. Wings and Winnie Winchester Help Capture Gorilla (Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
Genre
Adventure
Show/hide 10. Binky's Special Election Exhibit (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Advocacy; teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 11. I Hunted the Giant Turtles Text story, 1.75 pages

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as Jerry Manson]
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 13. The Dangers from Tomorrow (The Green Arrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #9 ([June 1957?])
The Dangers from Tomorrow

Notes

Green Arrow returns to green hat.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (American Specialty Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Specialty Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Disneyland Color Television Set) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Disneyland Color Television Set

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35900

Entry created

  • 09/02/2008

Index completed

  • 09/04/2019

Last updated

  • 09/04/2019